I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Southeast Asian Research (CSEAR) within the Institute of Asian Research (IAR) at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia. I hold a secondary affiliation with the Department of Political Science at the National University of Singapore as an Overseas Postdoctoral Fellow.

My primary research interests are in the politics and policies of authoritarian regimes, with specific focus on the dynamic formation of opposition coalitions. My solo and co-authored research is forthcoming or has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Government and Opposition, Electoral Politics, Politics, Groups, and Identities, the Journal of East Asian Studies, and Asian Survey. My research has been funded by the National University of Singapore's Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship and Overseas Graduate Scholarship, as well as the Southeast Asia Research Group's (SEAREG) Pre-Dissertation Fellowship.

I received my PhD in Political Science at Emory University in 2018, and the MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) from St. Antony's College, University of Oxford in 2012. I graduated from Singapore Management University in 2010 with a Double Degree in Business Management (BBM) and Social Science (BSocSc).

If you would like to contact me, please email me at elvin.ong@ubc.ca or poloje@nus.edu.sg.